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Old 07-30-2009, 02:24 PM   #41
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As I had said, he can only really say the same thing he said on HT... ie: cut/paste it.

Sorry James, but words can only do so much. That goes both ways of course, people can make up their own minds on all this.

from a few quick searches.
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2333307
http://www.homemadeturbo.com/forum/f...-hes-back.html

An aside, I got an adapter flange from his dad and did fine with his Dad. I know people periodically had issues with his dad BMC race, simple things though like misshipments or out of stock delays (thats normal small business errors). James's stuff was in a whole other category of bad business though.

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Well, I'm willing to give you a chance. You have the opportunity to really shine here. A lot of members here have been waiting for someone to put a proven IM out there. I can send you a 1.6 and 1.8 mani and I guess worse case is Id be out those 2 manifolds.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #43
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Up until a few minutes ago I was going to send him a 1.8 manifold, not any more.
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Up until a few minutes ago I was going to send him a 1.8 manifold, not any more.

Yeah, I'm feeling the same way.
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Really, the pic above doesn't surprise me (or bother me) in the least. We are only talking 1/16" or so. With the junction of the tubes being over a foot away, you could take those two runners and move that flange 1/8" easy by hand. It wouldn't be a problem when installed. With that many welded segments, I wouldn't have doubted in the least that there was some built in stress that was relieved when the flange was cut.

That said, I'm not standing up for the seller, just the result. I have read enough on the other threads that I would not chance doing business with him, but that is just me.
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Well I am sorry for making mistakes, then doing all I can to cleanup. I can say I am a changed person but if that doesn't amount enough for you then I am sorry.
If people only knew the truth then maybe things wouldn't look the same.
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Really, the pic above doesn't surprise me (or bother me) in the least. We are only talking 1/16" or so. With the junction of the tubes being over a foot away, you could take those two runners and move that flange 1/8" easy by hand. It wouldn't be a problem when installed. With that many welded segments, I wouldn't have doubted in the least that there was some built in stress that was relieved when the flange was cut.

That said, I'm not standing up for the seller, just the result. I have read enough on the other threads that I would not chance doing business with him, but that is just me.
I'm ok with it too. ETD produces manifolds that do the same thing. Mine did. Seals fine.
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Well I for one have an extra 1.6 mani that is going to do nothing but collect dust and i'm willing to be the guinea pig. But it wouldn't really help most of you 1.8ers out...

I'm all about second chances. If landlords didn't give me "second chances" i'd never be able to find a place to live due to a collections from my first apartment when I was 18.

Get your post count up BMC.
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Thanks for being willing to give me another chance.

If I must I will buy a 1.8 intake manifold off ebay or something of that nature so that I can go about making the product on my own.

As said above thanks again for giving me another chance
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I'm going to go ahead and send you a 1.6 mani. I'll send it out tomorrow.
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Ok thanks,
It will be well worth it.
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Well I ordered some material for doing a local guys intake manifold. I should have enough when left over to build a prototype 1.6l manifold as well. I did some computer drawings last night on a more final design for my budget honda plenum I will post them up later this evening when I get home.
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Basically the entire floor will be one billet piece with my new drawing. The stacks are raised off the floor still as well. This will reduce the amount of welding considerably, there will only be 4 welds on the entire plenum.
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Curious as to what performance increase we're expecting to see for example on a 94 head with a GT2560 at 14.5psi. Sav, what are your expectations on your 99 head?
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Wow, can't believe I missed this thread!


I am local.

I would be interested in helping design a manifold for the Miata, and could use a discount on a 1.6L Miata.

I can also swing by the shop and meet the family if anyone needs reassurance.
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Wow, can't believe I missed this thread!


I am local.

I would be interested in helping design a manifold for the Miata, and could use a discount on a 1.6L Miata.

I can also swing by the shop and meet the family if anyone needs reassurance.


Do it, I'm shipping him a 1.6 mani today.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:14 PM   #60
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Come on by man.
Our address is
21819 Katy Freeway Suite B112
Katy TX 77450

We are located at I-10 and Mason Rd right behind the discount tire, or right by Truck FX

I (James) tend to work evening from 12noon to 9pm my old man is up here usually 12+ hours a day from 7a to 7p

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